After Birth

Female Reproductive System & Breast


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{"ops":[{"insert":{"image":"\/storage\/case-images\/cs\/G8_F2.jpg"}},{"insert":"\n\n"},{"insert":"\u0022Doctor, Mrs. Wolfe has developed vaginal bleeding. You had better come take a look\u0022, she says, after making sure you\u0027re fully awake.\n\nYou recall that Mrs. Wolfe, a 32-year-old stay-at-home mom, delivered her fifth child vaginally four hours ago, following an uncomplicated pregnancy.\n\nThe delivery was significant for a prolonged second stage of labor. The placenta and products were completely expelled.\n\nThe child weighed 2.9 kg, and was doing well.\n\nMrs. Wolfe\u0027s medical, surgical and obstetric histories were equally unremarkable.\n\nYou head to her room immediately.\n"}]}


{"ops":[{"insert":{"image":"\/storage\/case-images\/cs\/G8_F3.jpg"}},{"insert":"\n\n"},{"insert":"You note that Mrs. Wolfe\u0027s pulse is 100 bpm, while her blood pressure is 100\/70 mmHg.\n\nYou quickly flip through her charts to find that her pulse was 82 bpm and blood pressure 120\/80 mmHg when last recorded, around an hour ago.\n\nFearing primary postpartum hemorrhage, you alert your team, insert a wide-bore cannula, start a normal saline drip and call the blood bank to reserve two units of A positive packed red cells.\n"}]}


{"ops":[{"insert":{"image":"\/storage\/case-images\/cs\/G8_F4.jpg"}},{"insert":"\n\n"},{"insert":"Mrs. Wolfe\u0027s uterus feels boggy and poorly contracted when palpated abdominally. You note an active vaginal bleed, and proceed to exclude any local trauma.\n\nHer lab results are as follows:\n\nWBC: 10.2 x 10^3\/mm3 (5.6 - 16.9)\nRBC: 4.2 x 10^6\/ mm3 (2.7 - 4.4)\nHemoglobin: 11.2 g\/dL (9.5 - 15)\nPlatelets: 170 x10^3\/mm3 (146 - 430)\nBlood urea nitrogen: 10 mg\/dL (3-11)\n"}]}